Sonja drama dance performance

with and by Federica Tardito
support to the creation Aldo Rendina

light design Massimo Vesco
light console Fabio Bonfanti
musical advise Michele Anelli
image projected Pietro Bologna
costumes Monica Di Pasqua

production compagnia tardito/rendina
coproduction Sosta Palmizi and Arbalete
with the support of Compagnia Zerogrammi and Arte in Movimento

Award winning project AiR- Artists in Residency 2020 by Lavanderia a Vapore

Freely based on the character Sonja from the piece Uncle Vanja by Anton Cechov

Special thanks to Danio Manfredini, Doriana Crema, to Raffaella Giordano’ soft breath, to the inexhaustible availability of Antonio Rendina and to the complicity of Carlo Cantono.

anno di produzione productions 2020/2021



A subjective about the character of Sonja, a journey which takes place between the written pages of Anton Chekhov’s piece.  The scene evokes the drama of an unrequited love and its “recital”, which the character steps away from to get in touch with her inner colors giving voice to her invisible, unexpressed part.

I felt touched by the character of Sonja as if this female soul resounded deeply in me, a strange feeling of closeness and amazement …
with a little of tragicomic courage I advance my first steps towards her missed desires, with the look turned towards the sky figure. Moved by a desire for levity, I see a very thin vein suspended, poised, between the longing for the sublime and its inevitable hitch.


Places where Sonja has played